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13 Sep 2016
Moscow-based Russian artist Arseny Zhilyaev is in conversation with Francesco Manacorda (Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool). Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Zhilyaev’s work explores the space between fiction and non-fiction. Within his recent projects, the artist casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology, examining the meaning of museums in the history of Russian Cosmism.
Arseny Zhilyaev (born 1984 in Voronezh, Russia) is an artist who lives and works in Moscow and Voronezh. Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Zhilyaev explores a productive space between fiction and non-fiction. Within his projects, the artist casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology and meaning of museum in Russian Cosmism. Recent exhibitions include 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016), 9th Liverpool Biennial (2016) and 13th Lyon Biennale, France (2015) and venues such as Moderna Gallerija, Lubljana, Slovenia (2016), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2015). Zhilyaev is an editor of Avant-Garde Museology, e-flux, V-a-c Press and Minnesota Press, 2015. Since 2011, the artist has also been a member of the editorial board of the Moscow art magazine. He is a contributor of the e-flux Journal and others. Zhilyaev graduated from Voronezh State University, Philosophical Faculty (2006); Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art (2008); and MA International Programs, Valand School of Fine Arts, Goteborg, Sweden (2010). Recent accolades include Russian awards in the sphere of contemporary art and a nomination for the Visible Award in 2013.
Francesco Manacorda has been Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool since April 2012. Prior to this he was Director of Artissima, Turn, Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London and Visiting Lecturer in Exhibition History and Critical Theory at Royal College of Art, London. He has curated numerous group shows including Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Radical Nature, solo exhibitions with artists such as Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Hans Schabus and Tobias Putrih as well as large scale events such as the Alighiero and Boetti Day and Simple Rational Approximations with Lara Favaretto. He has curated the Slovenian Pavillion at the Venice Biennial in 2007 and the New Zealand Pavilion in 2009. He has also contributed reviews and features extensively to many publications including Domus, Flash Art International and Art Review.
With translation by Alexander Kan
Supported by ICA Russian Talks Circle